Bhadrak District of Odisha

Bhadrak District of Odisha

Bhadrak District of Odisha : A Comprehensive Guide

Bhadrak District is an administrative district of Orissa state, lying in eastern India. Other than being a prominent district of Orissa, Bhadrak district is also a prominent tourist spot.

Bhadrak district is named for the town of Bhadrak, which is the district headquarters. This district was carved out from the Balasore District and became a separate entity on 1 April 1993. The Bhadrak district has an area of 2,677 km² and a population of 1,332,249 according to the 2001 census.

Bhadrak District , Orissa The Bhadrak town is situated at a distance of 159 km from the state capital, Bhubaneswar. The famous Bhadrakali Temple in this town is visited by thousands of pilgrims across the year. Aradi, Chandabali, Dhamanagar, Dhamara, and Guamala Nuasasan are some other places of tourist interest in Bhadrak district. The language mostly spoken by the people of Bhadrak district is Oriya, though some people speak Urdu.

Salandi River passes by Bhadrak district. Rakta tirtha Eram in Basudevpur is a historic place that narrates the incident of death of around 30 people due to the firing of British police, while fighting for Indian independence. First lady from Orissa who sacrificed her life in freedom struggle belongs to Bhadrak district. Bhadrak district is also home to FACOR, which is one of the largest manufacturers of quality ferro chrome in the country.

Brahmangan is another village in Basudevpur constituency of Bhadrak district that is famous for its century old Prasanna Khemeswar mahadeva temple and its melana jatra during Holi. Durga puja and Jagar are popular festivals in this village of Bhadrak district. Banta, Basantia are places where various Melas are organised in specific days of the year. Panchuka Purnima is a pompous celebration in Bhadrak district, where people sails in the big pond of Basantia village in the memories of Oriya Sadhabas, who was going to make their business in the near islands like Java and Borneo, Indonesia for too many days. This mela also promote well-known operas. Two former Chief ministers of Orissa, Dr. Harekrushna Mahatab and Mr Nilamani Rautray belonged to the Basudevpur Legislative Assembly Constituency of this district.

Bhadrak district has several important schools, colleges and hospitals thus ensuring a developed lifestyle. The people of Bhadrak district are amicable and religious minded


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